Press Release

StarFish honoured to be named LifeScience BC’s “Medical Device Company of the Year”

March 14, 2011

Starfish Medical Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been named the LifeSciences British Columbia Medical Device Company of the Year for 2011. Presented annually, this award recognizes outstanding contributions made to British Columbia’s life sciences industry in the field of medical device development and is part of an award program that recognizes similar achievements in biopharmaceuticals, bioproducts, and bioenergy. This award heralds the beginning of an exciting year for Starfish Medical as the company enters a new phase of growth and development.

“Starfish Medical is proud to be a part of such a dynamic and thriving life sciences community,” comments Scott Phillips, President at Starfish Medical, “It’s a privilege to be recognized within a peer group that is so accomplished and we accept the honour with tremendous appreciation for all the contributions made to our industry.” Noting that the motivation to break new technological ground is inspired across all the subsets of the life sciences community, Phillips extends his congratulations to fellow award recipients:

Dr. Michael Hayden
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics

recipient of the Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence

Dr. Andre Marziali
Boreal Genomics & The University of British Columbia

recipient of the Innovation and Achievement Award

Mr. Paul Geyer
LightIntegra Technology Inc.
recipient of the Leadership Award

Dr. Judith Hall
Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC & The University of British Columbia
recipient of the Dr. Don Rix Award for Lifetime Achievement

“As we celebrate the Year of Science here in BC, and work to instill an appreciation of the contribution science makes in our society, it is particularly timely that we acknowledge our top innovators and their achievements,” commented Don Enns, President of LifeSciences British Columbia. “We need to celebrate the fact that British Columbia is continually on the global forefront of science and technology development, as exemplified through the work of this year’s Award recipients.”

About StarFish Medical
For more than ten years, StarFish has provided practical and innovative solutions in all aspects of medical device design and manufacturing, from product definition and technical engineering to formal product development and volume production in a quality environment. StarFish, an ISO 13485 certified company, provides practical turnkey to medical device companies all over North America.  The company’s cross-functional team offers expertise in engineering physics, electronics, software, firmware, mechanical engineering, industrial design and manufacturing transfer.

For more information please contact:
Scott Phillips, President


About LifeSciences British Columbia
LifeSciences British Columbia is a not-for-profit, non-government industry association that represents and supports the biopharmaceutical, medical device, bioproducts, bioenergy and greater life sciences community of British Columbia through facilitation of partnering and investment, advocacy, education, and promotion of our world-class science and industry.

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